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17 Nov 2004

PIles and Diet
My mother has had piles for a long time now and has been going to a doctor for treatment. It has become very sore and bleeding does not want to stop. He says that she should have an op and has referred her to a specialist. There are lesions that could be the main cause of the bleeding. Could u recommend a diet in the mean time to lessen this. ie what foods to avoid etc

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01 Jan 0001

Worried, there is no specific diet she should follow, but she has to make sure she doesn’t become constipated. The best would be to drink lots of fluids and to eat only soft foods. Good luck.
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